NBA Schedule 2021-22 Release Date: Format, Start Date, Playoffs & Play-in Tournament

The NBA 2021/22 season start date is confirmed and the NBA schedule is about to be announced. Check out everything you need to know about the upcoming 2021-22 season.

Basketball fever is back again as the most prestigious basketball competition, NBA 2021/22 season is set to kick start. After amendments to the tournament during the 2020 season, NBA is returning to normalcy for the 2021/22 season. The NBA schedule will be announced in September, but the league has disclosed the structure and format. The upcoming 2021/22 NBA season will feature 82 games this season. Here is everything you need to know about the 2021-22 NBA season.

NBA Schedule 2021-22 Release Date

NBA 2021/22 season is set to commence from October and end in mid-April. According to reports, the regular season will begin on October 19, 2021. The league will release the full NBA schedule for the 2021/22 season in September 2021.

2021/22 NBA Season Format

The regular NBA season will back to 82 games format instead of 72 which was held last season due to finish earlier before the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

The 2021/22 NBA season will be played in the same Conference format, both the Eastern and Western Conference will feature 15 teams and the top eight teams from each Conference will play the NBA playoffs.

Each team will play against opposite conference twice to complete 78 games in the NBA schedule 2021/22.

When will NBA 2021/22 Playoffs take place?

The playoffs for 2021-22 NBA season will be held in April 2022 and end in June 2022. According to reports, Playoffs will commence from 16 April,2022. The finals game 1 will be played on 2 June 2022, and Finals game 7 will be played on June 19.

When will NBA All-Star 2022 game take place?

2022 NBA All Star match will be played on February 20,2022. Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio will host the Allstar match.

Here is the Key Dates for 2021-22 NBA schedule

  • Pre-season games: September 28, 2021
  • Regular season start: October 19, 2021
  • NBA Playoffs 2022: April 16, 2022
  • NBA Finals Game 1: June 2, 2022
  • NBA Finals Game 7: June 19, 2022
  • 2022 NBA draft: June 23, 2022

How Many Teams will be in NBA 2021/22 season?

A total of 30 teams will feature in the 2021-22 NBA season.

TeamLocationArena
Boston CelticsBoston, MassachusettsTD Garden
Brooklyn NetsNew York City, New YorkBarclays Center
New York KnicksNew York City, New YorkMadison Square Garden
Philadelphia 76ersPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaWells Fargo Center
Toronto RaptorsToronto, OntarioScotiabank Arena
Chicago BullsChicago, IllinoisUnited Center
Cleveland CavaliersCleveland, OhioRocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Detroit PistonsDetroit, MichiganLittle Caesars Arena
Indiana PacersIndianapolis, IndianaBankers Life Fieldhouse
Milwaukee BucksMilwaukee, WisconsinFiserv Forum
Atlanta HawksAtlanta, GeorgiaState Farm Arena
Charlotte HornetsCharlotte, North CarolinaSpectrum Center
Miami HeatMiami, FloridaFTX Arena
Orlando MagicOrlando, FloridaAmway Center
Washington WizardsWashington, D.C.Capital One Arena
Denver NuggetsDenver, ColoradoBall Arena
Minnesota TimberwolvesMinneapolis, MinnesotaTarget Center
Oklahoma City ThunderOklahoma City, OklahomaChesapeake Energy Arena
Portland Trail BlazersPortland, OregonModa Center
Utah JazzSalt Lake City, UtahVivint Arena
Golden State WarriorsSan Francisco, CaliforniaChase Center
Los Angeles ClippersLos Angeles, CaliforniaStaples Center
Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles, CaliforniaStaples Center
Phoenix SunsPhoenix, ArizonaPhoenix Suns Arena
Sacramento KingsSacramento, CaliforniaGolden 1 Center
Dallas MavericksDallas, TexasAmerican Airlines Center
Houston RocketsHouston, TexasToyota Center
Memphis GrizzliesMemphis, TennesseeFedExForum
New Orleans PelicansNew Orleans, LouisianaSmoothie King Center
San Antonio SpursSan Antonio, TexasAT&T Center

The 2021/22 NBA season can be watched in the U.S on ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV.

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